Bill Kenwright’s West End production of Alan Ayckbourn’s farcical tale of matrimonial mishaps, How the Other Half Loves, is moving house. The comedy, which has enjoyed huge public and critical acclaim since it opened in March, will extend its West End run, transferring from the Theatre Royal Haymarket to the Duke of York’s from 7th July to 1st October.
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The Lion King’s Nicholas Afoa had a promising rugby career with the All Blacks until he was injured. After recovering, he decided to change direction and pursue a career in theatre. Nearly a decade later, the 29-year-old beat 400 other hopefuls to the role of Simba in the Australian production of The Lion King, and last month joined the London cast of The Lion King to make his West End debut at the Lyceum Theatre. We spoke to Nicholas to find out more…
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Full casting and creative team are announced today for the eagerly awaited professional European première of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Allegro, which opened on Broadway in 1947, and was their third collaboration for the stage following Oklahoma! and Carousel.
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David Ian, producer of the international award-winning musical Chicago, is delighted to announce that one of Britain’s best-loved soap stars, Jessie Wallace, will play the role of Mama Morton in Chicago when the show plays at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (15th to 20th August), Belfast Grand Opera House (5th to 10th September), Liverpool Empire (12th to 17th September), Glasgow King’s Theatre (19th to 24th September), Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre (26th September to 1st October), Bromley Churchill Theatre (10th to 15th October), Woking New Victoria Theatre (17th to 22nd October), Canterbury Marlowe Theatre (24th to 29th October), Norwich Theatre Royal (31st October to 5th November) and Leeds Grand Theatre (22nd to 26th November).
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World-renowned director and choreographer, Arlene Phillips, is to direct the world premiere of 27, an intoxicating new British rock musical.
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